Welcome to Chem 200 & 202 Spring 2019
First things first, what you need to know before and after class on Wednesday, January 23rd.
- You will have the “big lecture” ONLY this week. What does this mean? Look at your class schedule and you will see lecture on MWF at 11:00 – 11:50 am (if you have Dr. Gregory Holland) OR MWF at 2:00 – 2:50 pm (if you have Dr. Byron Purse) in ENS-280. This is what we call the “big lecture.” What is the other lecture that is on my class schedule? This is what we call discussion and it will start the week of January 28th. More information will be provided on Friday, January 25th via announcements on Blackboard and on the website.
- Read the Syllabus. This is your guide of when you will have lecture and what topics will be covered, when your exams are, when and what experiments you will be working on, and most importantly, how many points you need to pass the course, and so much more!
- Download the lecture slide for the first lecture so you can follow along (might not be up). Where are the lecture slides located? They will be on the website under Categories then click on your Profesor’s name to gain access to the slides. If the lecture slide is not available you can download and print the syllabus and follow along. I do recommend writing notes so you may ask questions later.
- AFTER “big” lecture: Click on the SDSU_SP19_Student Instructions_CU, the links in the pdf are clickable. Now before you go clicking all over the place; READ WHAT IT SAYS FIRST! Failure to do so will result in a lot of headaches for you and me this semester. Another important note: When it asks for your student ID it’s asking for your RedID. DO NOT use anything else AND do not create multiple email accounts.
- AFTER “big” lecture and you have signed up for OWL Lecture AND OWL Lab (don’t forget the second OWL account): Do the following assignments in this order. If you can’t find the assignment click on SHOW ALL ASSIGNMENTS OR CHECK YOU ARE IN THE CORRECT OWL.
- OWL Lecture: Getting Started with OWLv2 — Part 1 — Make sure you take notes!
- OWL Lecture: Getting Started with OWLv2 — Part 2 — Make sure you take notes!
- OWL Lecture: Math Review — You have 10 attempts to get a perfect score! Let’s start the semester with 100%.
- OWL Lecture: General Chemistry Review — You will have 3 attempts at the quiz (this is what’s graded); the study plan is to help you, after you did the quiz, with concepts you need to review. Note: You MUST have an 85% or higher to unlock Chapter 1 Problem Set. If after the second quiz you did not achieve an 85% please email me at [email protected] . DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO DO THIS ASSIGNMENT; YOU WILL BE LOCKED OUT FROM OTHER ASSIGNMENTS IF YOU DO NOT PASS WITH AN 85%. Also, do not start a quiz unless you plan on finishing it. I can’t go back and retrieve your old grade.
- OWL Lecture: Start working on the Chapter Problem Sets. You should be able to complete Chapters 1-3 without issue since it’s all review from Chem 100. Chapter 4 has only one topic that was not taught in Chem 100 — Limiting Reactants; so working on this chapter is also doable as well.
- How to use OWL Lecture Chapter Problem Sets? The chapter problem sets are problems to help you apply theories and equations you have learned in lecture or from reading the book. All problems you see on OWL could be possible exam questions or could help you understand the topic better. I recommend you use the time on OWL as your study session and to take good notes on problems you end up stuck on. The best way to learn is to attempt the problem and to then seek help from OWL (by clicking on Submit answer — to see what concept you’re missing) or going to the Help Room.